editing workshop 9

I will need words An editing workshop for art writers

9 July 2015 - 10 July 2015

What role does writing play in your professional practice?

How can you approach editing so it's constructive and collaborative?

Ever wondered what an en-dash is, and when to use one?

Thursday 9–Friday 10 July, 11am–5pm
Free to Attend

Build and strengthen your self-editing and peer-editing skills through critical group discussions and practical sessions. Focusing on the art and craft of editing, this workshop will use close readings and peer reviewing to develop basic editing skills and techniques for different kinds of art writing. 

Rebecca Lal is a freelance editor, working for a range of publishers including Te Papa Press, Auckland University Press, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, and Penguin Random House. With 12 years experience in the publishing industry, Rebecca previously worked as an in-house editor for Penguin and Random House New Zealand. She has an MA (first-class honours) in art history from the University of Auckland, a BA in art history from the University of Otago, and a Diploma in Publishing from Whitireia Polytechnic. Some art and design publications Rebecca has edited include His Own Steam: The Works of Barry Brickell by David Craig and Gregory O’Brien; Modern: New Zealand Homes edited by Jeremy Hansen; The Maori Meeting House by Damian Skinner (to be published in November 2015); Ngā Toi, Te Papa’s online arts blog; and various e-catalogues for Te Tuhi, most recently Before, Accompaniment and After for the Unstuck in Time exhibition.  

Applicants sent us:  a brief CV (one page maximum) and a brief statement about your writing/editing practice that includes: one aspect about editing that you've always wondered but were too afraid to ask… (300 words).